Ryuichi Sakamoto
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2009

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Ryuichi Sakamoto 1984
  • Artist Rooms
Music had a prominent role in both Warhol’s professional and personal life. From designing the infamous cover for The Rolling Stones ‘Sticky Fingers’ album, to being a regular at the legendary New York nightclub Studio 54, Warhol mixed with the stars of the music industry. This poster features the portrait of Ryuichi Sakamoto, an experimental musician who has achieved success in many aspects of the music industry, including orchestral compositions, pop music and film soundtracks. Warhol’s portrait of the Japanese star combines blocks of collage-like colour with a photographic screenprint. Yet, typical of his work from the 1980s, he has also incorporated hand-drawn (later, printed) con tours which pick out details.

Glossary Open


An image constructed from found materials, such as photographs, paper or fabric, glued to a surface, sometimes with additional painted or drawn elements. It is an art form particularly associated with Dada and Surrealism.


A print made by forcing ink through a screen on which a stencil is placed. Traditionally used for commercial printing, it has been taken up by artists since the 1960s when it was used extensively in Pop art.

Collage, Screenprint


  • Acc. No. AR00338
  • Medium Lithograph on paper
  • Size 72.70 x 51.30 cm (framed: 79.40 x 58.20 x 3.80 cm)
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008